FULLY AUTOMATED LIBRARY WITH RFID

Penang Public Library in Malaysia has realized its vision of a fully automated library with RFID.


Background


Penang Public Library Corporation has over 500,000 copies of reading materials in six different libraries for over 800,000 library users in Penang, Malaysia.


Challenge


Penang Public Library wanted a fast and accurate system for gathering inventory information on large quantities of library materials.


Solution


The Library Tagging system from Smartag Solutions Bhd. uses DogBone™ RFID tags, which ensure that accurate readings taken in a split second can be documented using RFID Inventory Management.


Success


With the RFID system, Penang Public Library has realized its vision of a fully automated library. The RFID self check-in/out station is an easy-to-use interface, which enables library patrons to manage their own transactions, review their account status and renew materials in real time. The RFID system also provides anti-theft protection as the reader detects tagged books that haven’t been coded as borrowed.